Test Pairing and Discovery
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This topic contains tests that indicate whether your gadget can successfully communicate with an Echo device.
Before performing these tests, ensure that you have done the following:
- Register your gadget – Register your gadget in the developer portal, as described in Register a Gadget. You will receive a secret key at the end.
- Get an Amazon Echo device – Get an Echo device and register it to the account that you used to register the gadget in the developer portal. For a list of Echo devices that support gadgets, see Echo devices that support gadgets.
- Configure communication channel settings – Set the Bluetooth pairing parameters of your gadget to the settings described in Gadget Settings for Classic Bluetooth.
- Set up the gadget to receive directives – Have code in place to accept the
- Set up the gadget to send events – Have code in place to assemble and send the
Discover.Responseevent in response to the
- Put the gadget into pairing mode.
- Put the Echo device into pairing mode. If your Echo device has a screen, follow the on-screen instructions for pairing. If your device does not have a screen, do the following:
- Go to the Amazon Alexa app (alexa.amazon.com) and sign in with your Amazon developer account.
- On the left, select Settings.
- From the Device list, select your Echo device.
- Under Connected Devices, select Pair Alexa Gadget, and follow the instructions. If you can successfully pair your gadget, the gadget's Bluetooth settings are correct.
Test a directive
Continuing from the test above:
- Once paired, the Echo device will send a
Discoverdirective to your gadget with a request to respond with a
Discover.Responseevent. If your gadget receives the
Discoverdirective, your gadget and the Echo device have successfully established a communication channel.
- Your gadget should respond with a
- Say "Alexa" to the Echo device. Your gadget should receive a
Alexa.Gadget.StateListener.StateUpdatedirective notifying it that the wake word was detected.
Last updated: Feb 14, 2022